Australia's Immigration Minister Accused of 'Torturing' a Refugee Girl

April 23, 2015 7:21 AM

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Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton has been accused of mentally torturing a 5-year-old girl by keeping her in a detention center for asylum seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru.

The child has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of her experiences in detention and has reportedly begun showing sexualized behavior, according to a Save the Children report cited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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